The Little Ol' Clock Shop in Coos Bay
IFR to Eugene in N8719T
(Instrument Flight Rules) or YSNO
That would have been a great set up except that it always rains in Coos Bay. I am a pilot and it was always IFR conditions when I took my plane out, and flying in IFR (YSNO) conditions is not really much fun, and unless you really had to go somewhere, you did not get to fly much. The other issue was that most of my customers were from Eugene, 80 miles away. (YSNO You See Nothing Outside)
For the past thirty two years (1984-2016), my wife and I had been operating a little clock museum. The museum contained clocks that my wife and I had collected over the past thirty five years, which was from the first day we met at a garage sale I was having after moving to Eugene. I was selling some old clocks that were left over, from a little Shop I had operated in Coos Bay.
In 1998, Creative Clock became the Nations Number 1 clock shop for sales for the largest manufacture of clocks in the United States. We sold more clocks, but we made less profit overall. After the shop had been opened for a few years, a competing shop owner, made the statement that I was a Tennessee Hill Billy with a discount mentality, and that I was placing nice clocks in homes that really had no business having them. I think it was meant to be an insult, but I think it was the nicest thing that anyone ever said about me.
A few years after opening Creative Clock in Eugene, I started to display our private collection of clocks and other mechanical items I had collected over the past many years, and that my wife and I had collected since we met. and this became the little clock museum that was on Conger Street, and then it became Creative Clock and The Conger Street Clock Museum.
The little museum displayed clocks, old telephones, trains, old toy cars and trucks, radios and radio equipment, old office equipment, old machines, and other items I had been collecting, for the past sixty years.
In 2016 after operating our clock shop and little museum in Eugene for the past 32 years, we decided to close our shop and museum and retire.
After we announced that the shop was going to close and that we were going to have a liquidation sale, one of us had a accident on his motorcycle so he spent the 6 weeks that should have been liquidating their merchandise and items from the museum, trying to recover from his accident instead. While recovering, items were placed in storage, and now they are being placed on our website to finally have our liquidation sale.